Which Web Browser Is Best Under Windows 8?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Hungry Man, Nov 19, 2012.

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  1. Hungry Man

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    Finally. I was waiting for this review.
     
  3. Hungry Man

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    It's a shame they didn't wait for 25, which is supposed to be something like 10% faster than 23. Haven't read the review though.

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    intially when upgraded to Win 8, my firefox (v17) was laggy when playing youtube videos and hung when loading websites (like vrzone.com) for a second or so.

    After a little research found my gfx card is blacklisted (no features like webgl and direct2d/direct3d) and enabled it forcefully. Now i don't feel any kind of hangs when loading webpages or viewing youtube videos and better than when i was in win 7.

    below are the entries modified in about:config
    gfx.direct2d.force-enabled
    gfx.direct3d.prefer_10_1
    layers.acceleration.force-enabled
    webgl.force-enabled
     
  5. Noob

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    Speed wise . . . Firefox
    Overall Package . . . Google Chrome
     
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    Not sure about chrome though, but it seems very funny that these results being released the day before fx v17 going to be released.
     
  7. Mrkvonic

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    Best - the one that does it for you.
    Fastest - a completely different topic, and quite meaningless.
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    There's always something better around the corner, similar to the "should I buy a new PC now or tomorrow" argument.

    P.S. Odd how Chrome actually does worse in W7 than W8 in a few tests, maybe some optimizations aren't enabled for W8 yet?
    P.P.S. I like how IE10 always wins when it comes to HTML5 performance, putting that other "article" to shame.
     
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  9. Hungry Man

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    Yes, it's more that I'd just been reading about Chrome 25 being a big improvement. Not a big deal, I read the article and apparently Chrome run anyways.

    Yeah. They aren't off about that startup thing either, when I first used Windows 8 it was incredibly slow to boot - maybe it's fixed in the beta, which I'm on.

    The other article explicitly states that it's losing because it's unable to do OGL.
     
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    That's kind of my point, the whole article was a giant OGL bash, yet tried to mask it as various points.
     
  11. Wild Hunter

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    Tom's Hardware do these Web Browser Grands Prix several times a year, FX/Chrome/whatever "Next" (likely) won't wait too much time.
     
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